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Old 05-12-2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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rsync backup script not working


I am using this for my rsync backup script:

Quote:
#!/bin/bash

# Flash backup script


#The source directory:
SRC="/home/joe/"

#The target directory:
TRG="/media/linux/joe/"

#The rsync options:
OPT=(-amv --numeric-ids --delete --delete-excluded --filter="merge /home/joe/bin/scripts/flash-filter-rule.txt")

#Execute the backup
rsync $OPT $SRC $TRG
Quote:
Filter file
- /audio/
- /videos/
- /.cache/
- /.gvfs/
The options are being ignored. rsync is copying files over that are excluded. I think it is the quotes or () in OPT, but I don't know how to fix it. I first tried double quotes, but got errors.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

why are you using ( and ) in your OPT variable? Does is work if you use the following?
Code:
OPT="-amv --numeric-ids --delete --delete-excluded --filter='merge /home/joe/bin/scripts/flash-filter-rule.txt'"
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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I was just trying things.
The OPT you used gave me this error:
Quote:
Unknown filter rule: `'merge'
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at exclude.c(817) [client=3.0.9]
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:35 AM   #4
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Hi,

according to the man page on my machine merge is a valid filter rule. Can you check your rsync man page?

Also, to simplify things, first try to get it working as a single command on the command line instead of in a script with intermidate variables. Once it is working on the commandline, you can put it into a script.

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Old 05-15-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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I can't help but thank you for the post. I never considered making the options to a command as a variable. I've got a backup script that has the same rsync line twice when I could just use a variable... +1

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:13 PM   #6
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I got the idea from this page:
http://webgnuru.com/linux/rsync_incremental.php
but I don't know how to add the merge filter into the OPT

Last edited by JosephS; 05-15-2014 at 08:15 PM.
 
  


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